[quote="PraizThinkr, post:8, topic:198687"]
But the hookup culture isn't the main point of the article. The latter 2/3 of the article is about how Catholic schools have dropped the ball in terms of providing honest dialogue about sexual issues, because to allow such programs, in the mind of the school administration and the Catholic Church, is to sanction premarital sex.
Isn't this another indictment against the Catholic Church? Isn't this more ammunition in favor of the argument that the Catholic Church does not modernize along with the times? Merely teaching that premarital sex is wrong, and don't be gay, is not enough for today's youth. There is so much more to cover on how to deal with the broader culture. Like I said in my other "dateless" thread, in today's culture, if you are not sexually active, you are a loser and there's something wrong with you.
Protestant churches have honest dialogues about dating and sex. There are several Protestant dating books, several Protestant dating sermons and seminars, and the article admits that there is very little in the Catholic arena....
(The article cites Joshua Harris. But that book was so 2000. Like I said in my other thread, Protestant churches largely do not agree with that book anymore, and the book's Biblical citations have been challenged by reviewers on Amazon.)
Theology of the Body is relevant for married couples, but what about the youth?
Maybe I did come to the wrong place when I posted my "dateless" single thread :shrug:
This was posted in The Hook Up Culture thread, and people couldn't respond without derailing the thread. So I'm starting a new thread.